Agency history, 1946-

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  • Dee, Elaine Evans
  • Symmes, Marilyn F
  • Davidson, Gail S. 1941-


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
  • Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1990-1996
  • Smithsonian Directory, 1997, 2000
  • The Department of Drawings and Prints was established in 1946. It is responsible for the care, storage, cataloging, and study of its holdings. It also provides information on its drawing and print collections to users.
  • Staff of the Division have included Elaine Evans Dee, Curator, 1968-1989; Gail S. Davidson, Acting Curator, 1990; and Marilyn F. Symmes, Curator, 1991- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

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  • 1946
  • 1946-


Art museums


Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00193

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